There can be miracles
when you believe…
Experience the epic emotion and soaring music of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, the extraordinary new musical from three-time Academy Award®-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked).
Journey through the wonders of Ancient Egypt as two young men, raised together as brothers in a kingdom of privilege, find themselves suddenly divided by a secret past. One must rule as Pharaoh, the other must rise up and free his true people; both face a destiny that will change history forever.
Based on the acclaimed DreamWorks
Animation film, and featuring the Academy Award®-winning, chart-topping song When You Believe, THE PRINCE OF EGYPT is an exhilarating, powerful and joyous celebration of belief and the human spirit.
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT is based on the award-winning DreamWorks Animation film which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. A stunning blend of traditional animation and computer-generated imagery, it remains one of the most beloved and acclaimed animated feature films of all time.
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and a book by Philip LaZebnik (Mulan, Pocahontas). They collaborated on the film of The Prince of Egypt.
The Academy Award®-winning song When You Believe was recorded by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey in 1998, becoming a global hit. In 2007, the song was also chosen by Simon Cowell as the winner’s single for The X-Factor, spending three weeks at the top of the UK charts.
Around the world, Stephen Schwartz’s smash hit stage musical Wicked has already been seen by 60 million people in 16 countries. The London production at the Apollo Victoria Theatre is now the 9th longest running musical in West End history.
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT features 10 new songs written by Stephen Schwartz, together with 5 of his acclaimed songs from the DreamWorks Animation film, including Deliver Us, All I Ever Wanted, Through Heaven’s Eyes and the Academy Award®-winning When You Believe.
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT premiered on stage in North America in October 2017 and was acclaimed as “a breathtaking musical with originality and depth, theatricality and spectacle” (BroadwayWorld) and “a theatrically stunning take on an iconic story and film that individuals of all ages will love” (Stanford Daily).
“In probably the best news of the decade, THE PRINCE OF EGYPT is being made into a musical and it’s coming to the West End in 2020.”
HEART RADIO, MAY 2019
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT premiered in North America in October 2017 to critical acclaim:
“With Stephen Schwartz’s rich and nuanced score and a dynamic, multi-ethnic international cast, this epic saga of two brothers caught up in a destiny-defining relationship is
“A THEATRICALLY STUNNING TAKE ON AN ICONIC STORY AND FILM THAT INDIVIDUALS OF ALL AGES WILL LOVE.”
“VISUALLY STUNNING, INCREDIBLY COMPELLING.
Destined for Broadway and beyond, Scott Schwartz impeccably directs this classic story in a modern and unique way. If you have any interest in theatre, you will be kicking yourself in a few years if you don’t see the world premiere of The Prince of Egypt.”
THEATRE BY THE BAY
“In his reimagining of the 1998 DreamWorks film, director Scott Schwartz creates
A TOUCHING AND CAPTIVATING MUSICAL.”
“THIS PRODUCTION SOARS AND ENTHRALLS.
Sean Cheesman’s choreography is stunning throughout and his dancers create most of the monumental physical elements in an imaginative odyssey unique to the stage. The Prince of Egypt is entertainment on a grand scale.”
A GOOD REED REVIEW
“AN INCREDIBLE SCORE BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ not only proves that he knows how to write a great musical, but that he can also improve greatly upon what’s already considered a masterpiece of a film.”
“This gorgeous, talent-filled production, directed by Scott Schwartz, delivers
A SHOWSTOPPING EVENING OF EXCELLENT ENTERTAINMENT.
The production soars with an amazing, tireless ensemble. When all of their voices are engaged, the sound is stirring and phenomenal.”
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Cast & Creative
CAST TO BE ANNOUNCED
The multi award-winning, international creative team is led by director Scott Schwartz (Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame) with choreography by two-time MTV Award-winner Sean Cheesman (So You Think You Can Dance).
Set designs by acclaimed Chicago-based designer Kevin Depinet; costume designs are by Tony Award® winner Ann Hould-Ward (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast); lighting design by two-time LA Ovation Award nominee Mike Billings; sound design by three-time Olivier Award-winner and two-time Tony Award® nominee Gareth Owen (Come From Away); projection designs by Olivier Award-winner and Tony Award® nominee Jon Driscoll (Brief Encounter) with illusion designs by Chris Fisher (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).
Orchestrations are by Olivier Award winner and Grammy® and Tony Award® nominee August Eriksmoen (Come From Away) with musical supervision and arrangements by Dominick Amendum (Wicked). The Musical Director is Dave Rose (Wicked) and casting is by Jim Arnold CDG (Wicked).
Biographies coming soon.
DreamWorks Theatricals, a division of Universal Theatrical Group, was established to develop and produce live stage productions inspired by the studio’s acclaimed animated films, including Shrek The Musical, Madagascar Live! and The Prince of Egypt. UTG, the live theatre division of Universal Pictures, is currently represented by the musical phenomenon Wicked, which has been seen by 60 million people worldwide, making it one of the most successful theatrical ventures of all time. Universal’s critically acclaimed musical adaptation of Billy Elliot, which won four Olivier Awards and ten Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, concluded its 11-year run in the West End and continues to play worldwide. Recently, Universal produced the Broadway premiere of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn with Roundabout Theatre Company and the Tony Award®-nominated Broadway production of Bring It On: The Musical.
Michael McCabe is a four-time Olivier Award-winning producer in the UK and Tony Award® nominated on Broadway. He has, since 2006, been represented in the UK by Wicked, as its Executive Producer. His additional West End producing credits include: An American in Paris, Sweeney Todd, Million Dollar Quartet, Spring Awakening and, on Broadway, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. He was also the original Marketing Director of Mamma Mia!. www.MichaelMcCabe.net
Neil Laidlaw heads up Neil Laidlaw Productions, a theatrical producing and general management company. West End credits include: Oslo, The Grinning Man, Annie, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Show Boat, Gypsy and A Doll’s House. Other producing credits include: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (UK Tour), The Steamie (Scottish Tour), Canned Laughter (Scottish Tour), Annie (UK Tour) and Beautiful Thing (Sound Theatre, London).
Sights + Sounds
"THE GREATEST ANIMATED MOVIE OF ALL TIME.
The animated masterpiece features some of the most stunning visuals and awe-inspiring ballads cinema has ever seen. ‘Deliver Us’ may just be the greatest opening of all time, and yes, that’s counting ‘Circle of Life’.”
A milestone in cinematic achievement, DreamWorks’ The Prince of Egypt captivated movie audiences across the world and recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary. It remains one of the most beloved and acclaimed animated feature films of all time.
Featuring a stunning blend of traditional animation and computer-generated imagery, The Prince of Egypt featured an all-star voice cast including Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren, Martin Short and Steve Martin.
"THE BEST ANIMATED MUSICAL OF ALL TIME.
The music includes some of the most beautiful songs ever gifted to humanity and includes Through Heaven’s Eyes and When You Believe.”
Film images ©DreamWorks Animation, LLC